Here is what’s happening at the Community Center the week of January 25:

  • Love the Center event
  • Spring programs registration
  • Meet our new personal trainer
  • Free virtual workshop on chronic pain
  • Mindfulness Moment

Love the Center Event – February 13

Valentine’s Day probably won’t look quite the same this year, but that’s okay! To help you have a special day, the Community Center is hosting a fundraiser that teams up with local small businesses to bring you a Valentine’s celebration to enjoy at home.

Choose from couples or family dinner options from Aspinwall Everyday Gourmet, cocktails from 4Four6 Distillery, and flowers from Fox and the Fleur. Make a reservation

Orders can be picked up at the Community Center on February 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or select the delivery option and we’ll bring it right to your door.

Thank you to our generous sponsor:
Jane Siddons Herrmann, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices — The Preferred Realty

 

Spring Program Registration

Registration is open now! Spring Programs start March 1.

Our programs are ready to provide a safe, clean, and fun environment so your family can get back to enjoying the activities you love at the Center. Starting March 1, we’re excited to offer you the following:

  • Soccer Shots for ages 3 – 12
  • Flag Football
  • Traditional Sports and Play to Be Fit with JumpBunch
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre classes for ages 1.5 – 9 and 16+
  • Adult Pickleball

Space is limited and all COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety. For questions and more information please contact Jason Fate, Programs Manager, at 412-828-8566.

 
 

Meet Our New Personal Trainer

Gavon started as a trainer at the Community Center earlier this month and is excited to get to know our members. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2020 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and has since attained an Exercise Physiologist certification through ACSM. His background from school, functional stress testing, and being a former athlete has given him experience training with many different types of people.

Gavon knows that fitness is an ever-changing part of life, contingent upon the infinite challenges that come with being human. He looks forward to improving the quality of his clients’ experiences while making exercise fun and meaningful, ensuring those goals and obstacles are overcome.  

Learn about personal training options

Free Workshop on Chronic Pain

Virtual Workshop – Chronic Pain: “Why do I hurt?” / Thursday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. 

Everyone has pain but chronic pain can affect our daily life. How to deal with this debilitating condition will be explored. Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Anyone who suffers from this condition will learn about self-management and safe exercise. This is a free virtual event and a link will be sent before the session. Register for the Workshop.

About the speaker:
Pam Nutt, MOT, OTR/L is an Outpatient Occupational Therapist, specializing in chronic pain management. She currently practices at CRS Harmarville, CRS McCandless, and CRS Rooney Sports Complex. Pam has more than 8 years of clinical experience across the continuum of care and is currently an adjunct instructor and certified fieldwork educator for the University of Pittsburgh.

Mindfulness Moment

Take a break in the clouds this week. This short practice is for the inside, but can easily be done outside when it’s a bit nicer. Feeling like we are stuck inside can really have a negative impact on our mood, our mindset and our thoughts.

So today, we are going to look for the silver lining, because just like clouds, negative world events can have a silver lining. Click here to view a silver lining meditation to help you feel the good in hard situations.

“Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” -Arthur Yorinks

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2021 is really starting to kick into full gear at the Center, and we’re excited for what this year has in store. Thank you for taking this journey with us. And remember: all this can happen because of YOU!